Performing a factory reset on your electronic devices has become a normal function for people to perform whenever something is either wrong or simply not working correctly. This include gaming devices as well. With gaming handheld consoles on the rise, a lot of people are slowly shifting to such types of devices.
From the bunch of handhelds out there, the ASUS ROG Ally is a very popular one simply because you can enjoy not only your cloud-streaming games but also your games purchased from Steam and the Epic Games Store.
Now, if your ROG Ally has encountered a small or large problem, the most ideal solution to solve the issue is to perform a reset. Here is our guide that shows you the two ways to perform a reset for the ROG Ally handheld gaming console.
How To Reset Asus ROG Ally?
The best part about the ASUS ROG Ally is that there are two ways for you to follow in case you plan to factory reset your handheld gaming console. We have mentioned both methods below, so, feel free to choose what works best for you. Let’s get started.
Note: Factory reset will remove data from your device, so make sure to backup important data. Also charge the device to more than 50%.
How to Hard Reset ROG Ally using BIOS Method
The first method to perform a factory reset of your ASUS ROG Ally is by using the BIOS method. This is the simplest method that you can follow to reset ROG Ally. With this method, you need to ensure that you have a wifi network available that you can connect to. Without the available wifi network, your device will not be able to download and install a fresh copy of Windows 11. Now that you have a wifi connection available, you can follow these steps to format your ASUS ROG Ally.
Step 1: First off, switch off your Asus ROG Ally.
Step 2: Once the device is switched off, press the Volume Down button and while holding it press the Power button.
Step 3: Keep the Volume Down button pressed until the device boots into the BIOS menu.
Step 4: Once the BIOS menu shows up on the screen, press the Y button. This will exit you out of the EZ Mode of the BIOS menu.
Step 5: Now, navigate and select the Advanced tab.
Step 6: Finally, scroll and select the ASUS Cloud Recovery and press the A button to confirm it.
Step 7: The device will now ask to connect to a wifi network. Once done, the device will download a fresh copy of Windows 11 to your ROG Ally. This could take a long time.
When the download completes, the regular Windows 11 setup screen will appear. You can go ahead with the setup sign-in with your Microsoft Account and then proceed to adjust various privacy settings. Once done, you can install the games that you want to play on your ROG Ally.
How to Soft Reset ROG Ally Using Windows 11 Tools
If you haven’t been successful enough with the cloud download for Windows 11 while performing the BIOS method of factory resetting your ROG Ally, you can always use the good old reset options that are built within Windows 11 itself. Here are the steps.
Step 1: Open the Settings app on your ASU ROG Ally. Make sure that your device is plugged into power.
Step 2: Now, tap on System, and on the right-hand side scroll down till you see Recovery.
Step 3: Tap on the Recovery option and click on the Reset This PC button.
Step 4: A pop-up box will appear asking if you want to keep everything or simply remove everything. Choose the option that you want to go with.
Step 5: Once selected, the factory reset process will begin.
Step 6: Your ASUS ROG Ally will restart a couple of times to complete the reset process.
Once the reset process has been completed, you will have to complete the time setup for Windows 11 on your ROG Ally. Once you have all of it completed, you can go ahead to download and install your favorite games right away.
This concludes the guide on how you can choose from two different options to perform a factory reset for your ASUS ROG Ally. You can choose whichever method works best for you. Do note that the reset process time can take anywhere between 30 minutes to an hour, so having patience is key. If you have questions or queries, feel free to leave them below.